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Blacktop & Blue on Black Music now available to purchase.

cropped-70632862_964700590549376_1874478973862281216_n.jpgWith the new Band taking on live dates for 2020 (initial gigs will be announced here shortly), some people have already been in touch to buy the ‘back catalogue’ of Blue on Black and Blacktop Deluxe music to compliment the new solo Album, ‘That’s The Vibe’, (big thanks to those who have purchased from me already).

So I thought I would sort through what Band CD’s I still have available & for those who won’t be able to attend and purchase them at next years gigs, I figured it would be a nice option to start adding them to the ‘Store’ area of this site, so that folks can have a ‘One Stop Shop’ for Music purchases.

I’ll be adding titles a bit at a time, starting with the last Blacktop CD ‘Presence And Gain’, working my way through to the Blue On Black tunes as quickly as I can.

All of the Discs still available to buy are ‘as new’, sealed and complete with their associated inner sleeves, note liners etc. however, they are in limited quantities so will be available on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

I will amend the associated webpage as and when Discs sell out, just leaving their ‘download’ options available.

Some titles, such as Blue on Black’s ‘In Transit’ for example, which is already  un-available to buy in CD Format, will be added to this site as downloads only.

Meanwhile the Band hopes to see as many of you as we can on the road next year to share some more of our ‘Red Hot & Rockin Blues’.

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Introducing – The Keith Howe Band

After a little deliberation, I’ve just set up a Band in response to peoples very kind requests to keep the Music of Blue On BlackBlacktop Deluxe and now my Solo Album ‘That’s The Vibe’ live.

I am very much indebted to the wonderful Paul Turton who’s initial idea it was for me to put a Band back together for Helstonbury 2020 Festival and things have grown a little bit from there !

I’m delighted to be welcoming back two great friends (and past band colleagues) into the base lineup Alan Ibbotson on Drums, Percussion and Vox, GB Bartlett on Guitars and Vox.
We are looking forward to adding Terry Gill on Bass and Vox plus other Musicians (Brass/Keyboards etc.) as and when.

The Band will not be touring as extensively as before as all of us have other commitments but we’re are already busy organising to play a selection of live dates in 2020 for some of the Festivals and Clubs who have already been in touch, requesting a date.

Here’s the new Band’s Facebook page and Band contact can be made there or via this site as always plus all information and dates will be posted both here and on this Facebook page as and when confirmed.


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Touring ‘The Vibe’ in 2020 ?

So, a little while ago I was asked if I would put a line up together to play a Festival next year, covering material from the new Album ‘That’s The Vibe’ along with a selection of material from the ‘Blacktop Deluxe’ and ‘Blue on Black’ back catalogue !

Well, things have moved on a little bit since then.

Several venues and Festivals have been in touch with preliminary arrangements for some 2020 dates. Line up wise, I have been incredibly lucky to include my old friends Alan Ibbotson on Drums, Percussion and Vocals, plus GB Bartlett on Guitar and Vocals.

Terry Gill will be joining us on 5 String Bass and we are currently looking at securing a Keyboard player and Brass Section. It’s still early days yet for rehearsals etc. (some of the Guys have current commitments to work around) but I’m hopeful to put up some pic’s etc. soon and I’ll also start announcing the 2020 dates as they get confirmed.  😎🎸

Menawhile, if your a Festival or Venue that might be interested in a 2020 date, please get in touch via messenger here on FB or you can email me direct on

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Listen again at your leisure,

Here’s your chance to Listen again” at your leisure to the 60 minute Pete Feenstra Feature with Keith.

It’s just a click away

Tracks and interview with the former Blacktop Deluxe and Blue on Black leader Kieth Howe, who talks about his debut solo album ‘That’s The Vibe’.

#keithhowe #petefeenstrafeature #getreadytorockradio #garethyoung #blacktopdeluxe #blueonblack

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Steppin’ Out’ with a “Splendid, big band Blues Rock Album” Feature !

Sunday 21st April at 20.00hrs UK time, will see a 60 minute, on line interview being aired with Keith talking to Pete Feenstra as a special ‘FEATURE’ of Pete’s legendary ‘Get Ready To Rock’ – Rock and Blues Show.

The program will include a great chat between the guys plus several tracks from Keith’s debut solo album ‘That’s the Vibe’.

Listening in will be really easy as its just a click away via


or just click on the button below. …….

We really hope you can join us join us for what Pete describes as ” the former Blacktop Deluxe and Blue On Black front man (Keith Howe) steppin’ out with his debut solo album ‘That’s The Vibe’, a splendid big band blues rock album”.

The Pete Feenstra Feature


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Featured Album and Artist courtesy Aardvark Blues FM

Wow, I’m so grateful to the Guys at Aardvark Blues FM (out of Texas USA) for including me and my Album ‘That’s the Vibe’, as a ‘Featured Artist’ on their website and station.

We already have two two tracks from the Album being played by them on rotation as part of their play listing so this is the icing on the cake.

ps lovely to see the Album cover sitting alongside Joe Bonamassa’s latest too

GO Aardvark Blues FM.

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No 16 in the IBBA’s February Top 40

I’m very proud to announce that ‘That’s the Vibe’ is sitting at No 16 in the UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, Most Played Albums Top 40 chart for February 2019.

It’s been amazing to watch how many stations have picked up on the Album since its release on Feb 14th and played one or more tracks on their shows right across the globe.

I’m very honored and humbled by the reaction the Album’s been getting, truly amazing.

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Paper Cup on rotation 😎

Huge thanks to Tim Wooters and Aardvark Blues FM for featuring my Album “That’s The Vibe” in their “New Music” tab .

Also for including“Paper Cup” & “Dice Will Roll” as part of their play rotation, updated playlist in a couple days.

I’m very honoured 🤘🏻😎🤘🏻